San Antonio marijuana advocates hopeful of new state legislation

Five items to be discussed in 85th Session

By Josh Skurnik – Reporter

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio marijuana advocates hope state legislation introduced Monday will pass after four states, including California and Nevada, legalized marijuana for recreational use during the 2016 election.

Five marijuana items are on the table for the 85th Session. State Senator José Rodríguez and state Representatives Moody, Dutton and White have all sponsored legislation this session making it easier to use marijuana and lessen penalties if a person is caught.

For members of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws San Antonio, the local chapter of the national nonprofit lobbying group that is working to legalize marijuana, it’s an attractive prospect.

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